Richard Arnold Jenkins
1946 - 2021
Jenkins, Richard Arnold

June 28, 1946 - February 20, 2021

Greensboro – Richard Arnold Jenkins of Brown Summit passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Jenkins family is planning to hold a service to celebrate his life at a future date.

He was born on June 28, 1946 in Greensboro to the late John Jenkins, Sr., and Earna Robertson Jenkins. He grew up in Greensboro and joined the U.S. Air Force when he finished high school. As a "jack of all trades," he was known for being able to work on almost anything. He accomplished many impressive goals in his life, including owning Jenkins Waste Management and being a successful cattle farmer. He loved managing his herd and was a member of the North Carolina Cattleman's Association.

Richard was known for being direct and to the point and for being extremely loyal to his friends and family. He loved his family and they greatly loved and adored him. He served them well as husband, father, and Papaw and will leave a void in the lives of all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his parents; grandson, Noah Belton; and brothers-in-law, Robert Smith and Warner Hartgrove, Sr. Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia May Jenkins; children, Mark Jenkins, Karen Belton (Glenn); sisters, Rebecca Smith, Mary Helen Hartgrove, Nan Oakley (Doug) and brothers' John Jenkins (Carolyn), and Donald Jenkins (Suzanne). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua Piper, Kenneth Jenkins, James Piper, Jr., and Jacob Jenkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or AuthoraCare Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.

Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is assisting the Jenkins family.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Feb. 23, 2021.
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To a lifelong friend: We grew up together, played together, went to each other's house like it was our own! I loved Mrs. Jenkins' cornbread and biscuits with a big pat of butter cooked on her wood stove! Lots of great memories that will never be forgotten! To the rest of the family; John Jr.(Junior), Mary Helen, Becky, Donald(Duck), Nan(Shorty) and the ones who have passed have and will always be like part of my family! Prayers for all and RIP Richard my long time friend!
Rick Allen
February 25, 2021
Thinking of the family during this difficult time, and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May you soon find comfort in the wonderful memories Richard leaves behind. He was such a sweet and caring cousin. Rest in Peace.
Jean Cooper and David Cooper
February 24, 2021
Sad to read of Richard´s death. The Jenkins family grew up across Burlington Road from my family so we knew each other practically our entire lives. From the family´s standpoint this is a far greater loss than mine but from a personal standpoint, another piece of my childhood is gone. All of you have my deepest sympathy.
Joe Small
February 24, 2021
So sorry to hear of Richard´s death. I would like to have known him.
Judy Tagert
February 23, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marcia, Karen, Mark, Josh, Kenny, Jimmy & Jacob and your families, as well as Richard's siblings and their families. The blessing of his life and love are reflected in each of you. I know you loved him dearly.
February 23, 2021
Marcia, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time. May God bless you all with the peace and comfort needed now, and in the days ahead.
Bernard & Linda Andrews
February 23, 2021
Marcia and family, So sorry to hear about Richard's passing. I remember what a jovial personality he had down and Erna's house on Sunday's. He used to cut up with us kids. Praise God that we have the promise of seeing our loved ones again. Heaven will be a wonderful place to reunite. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you out.
Sheree Hyde
February 23, 2021